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The Future of Food: Printed Meals [Online Event]


Oct 21 2020, Wednesday04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Singapore


32 Carpenter Street

, Singapore

, 059911


As the global need to innovate and to sustainably feed our planet becomes an imperative, science and technology will be essential in helping to solve this global food challenge. And one of these solutions could be with 3D printing technology, which is not new, though it is usually associated with creating materials to build cars, planes and houses. But after Russian cosmonauts printed meat in space showing how useful the applications of 3D printing can be food printing has gained traction.

In this session, join our panellists as they discuss the world of food printing and how printed meals may become the future of food.

Date: 21 October 2020, Wednesday
Time: 4:00pm - 5:00pm (Singapore Time / UTC +8)


4:00pm - 4:05pm:Introduction and Welcome

4:05pm - 4:40pm:Panel Discussion onThe Future of Food: Printed Mealswith

  • Elzelinde van Doleweerd, Creative Director and Founder, Upprinting Food
  • Dr Lee Mun Wai, Senior Technical Lead - FMCG Cluster, Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC) at A*STAR
  • Anirudh Agarwal, Founder, Anrich3D
  • Moderator:Michael Petch, Editor-in-Chief, 3D Printing Industry

4:40pm - 5:00pm:Question & Answer

Speakers' Profiles:

Elzelinde van Doleweerd, Creative Director and Founder, Upprinting Food

Mrs Elzelinde van Doleweerd graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design at the Eindhoven University of Technology in 2018. During her Bachelor's Degree, she pursued a Minor in Food Technology at Wageningen University and Research. She graduated with the project Upprinting Food, which is aimed at reducing food waste in combination with 3D printing technology.

After her graduation, the project received worldwide attention and continued as a startup with a focus on high-end restaurants. Additionally, Elzelinde is doing her Master's in Industrial Design, where she develops herself in entrepreneurship, in combination with food, sustainability and technology. Her dream is to start a sustainability-focused restaurant in which 3D printing and other new technologies will be used alongside traditional techniques, to reduce food waste and provide guests with a beautiful experience.

Dr Lee Mun Wai, Senior Technical Lead - FMCG Cluster, Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (ARTC) at A*STAR

Dr Lee Mun Wai is a Senior Technical Lead in the Fast-moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) cluster in ARTC at A*STAR. Her current research areas pertain to developing capabilities for Batch Size One manufacturing for product hyper-personalisation. Prior to joining ARTC, Mun Wai was working as a Senior Manager in the Food & Innovation Resource Centre where she led several areas of R&D, such as personalised nutrition through 3D food printing and green packaging.

She received her PhD from Nanyang Technological University and has more than 20 years of experience working on polymers and sustainable materials development, helping food companies in establishing competencies in food manufacturing and packaging capabilities.

Anirudh Agarwal, Founder, Anrich3D

Anirudh Agarwal is the founder of Anrich3D, a Singapore-based startup focused on personalised nutrition using 3D food printing. Anirudh is a passionate mechanical engineer with a Bachelor's Degree from the renowned Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, India, and a Master's Degree from NUS, Singapore specialising in Manufacturing Technology and Automation with a thesis project on Food 3D Printer Head Design.

Anirudh is a young Technology Entrepreneur with a mission to provide personalised nutrition for all age groups with the use of 3D food printing technology. He has been invited to present and exhibit at several prestigious international conferences and events related to Technology, Food, and Healthcare.

Moderator's Profile:

Michael Petch, Editor-in-Chief, 3D Printing Industry

Michael Petch is the editor-in-chief at 3D Printing Industry (3DPI) and the author of several books on 3D printing. He is a regular keynote speaker at technology conferences where he has delivered presentations such as 3D printing with graphene and ceramics and the use of technology to enhance food security. Michael is most interested in the science behind emerging technology and the accompanying economic and social implications.

Michael is also the host of Another Dimension, a 3D printing focused podcast.